July 14, 2020 Subject:
well I have
This was my first real Dead concert. I' d loved them since the 70s and even saw them in Hartford in Mar. of 83 but I didn't quite get it then. My friend drove and we shared the linen and we shared the wine. Anyway, I don't think it's just bc I had a tape of the second set, after Victim or the Crime it really is pretty good, good flow. First set: H>S>F, maybe the last great High Time, vocal outro in He's Gone is pretty amusing. Next night was meh but the Wheel was awesome. I didn't go Monday night, everyone said it was the GOAT.
April 1, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
September 1, 2017 Subject:
Highlights: Crazy Fingers, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone
June 23, 2015 Subject:
I was at this three show run. It was my first visit to Deer Creek, as close to paradise as we latter day deadheads ever got. You couldnt ask for a more beatiful day, sun was shining weather was sweet. By the time the boys took the stage the crowd was primed and ready. They charged out of the gate w/ a killer Help on the Way, then started finding the groove w/ an intense Slipknot, building the tension to a fever pitch. By the time they rolled into Franklins the whole place was caught up in a monster groove, some serious tribal energy was in the air. The intro before the verses has to be almost 5 minutes, boy were they stoked!! Vince even sneaks in one of his, 'falling down the stairs and landing on his feet,' solos before the verse. Jerry is all over this one, his solos alternate between fingerpicked and shredding pickwork.-may the four winds blow you safely home- The Wang Dang that follows is a Jerry showcase as well. Then a really, REALLY sweet High Time. I can't think of a better song for a sunny summer day under the blue sky. Trust me, we were in heaven. This version is very well played, and sung, one of the best versions from the 80's-90's.-I could show you a high time, livin the good life- Bobby keeps the positive vibes flowin' w/ a good time All Over Now; Vince takes a nice barrelhouse style piano solo. In 93 it was still a treat when Phil would sing; to me it meant that he was confident in how well the band was playing. I cant add much to the other reviews except to say this is, by far, the best version of Tom Thumb ever. Jerry and Phil are both in top form on this one. Tennessee Jed does nothing to stop the party, great jam too.-drink all day gonna rock all night!-Come to think of it, the vibe was so good, not even the Picasso Moon brought the crowd down and the boys exited to thunderous applause. Between sets these kind rainbow kids were nice enough to take me under their wing for the second set, being I was rather spun. The Victim here isn't nearly as good as the one from Louisville the week before, to me thats[6-15-93] the definitive version of Victim. Bobby dropped the ball for a minute here, not the right song for the moment. Crazy Fingers is a different story though, with a great closing jam.-peals of fragile thunder keeping time- The L.L. Rain that follows is a thing of beauty. Jerry plays a very sweet solo then Bobby comes back after the jam for a second round of vocal theatrics. Speaking of vocal theatrics, the He's Gone that comes next features some wild vocal riffing. I remebered the hamonies at the end being more out there than they are on this tape, though they do get pretty far out. Nice drumz; throw away Miracle, again not the right song for the set. Days Between is a good version and would be much better if Jerry didn't butcher the last verse. Powerful final jam though, with Jerry really taking it to the next level. While the smokin' Johnny B. Goode is a bit over the top, thats in keeping with the tunes style and we still had a ball dancing to it. Liberty encore is the same as the 20 other Liberty encores I saw.
I left this show thinking it was the best I had ever seen, and definately as far as the vibe and the musical highlights it was one of the highest times of my life; just not the best Dead show I saw.
4+ for sound quality-
4+ for 1st set and pre-drums-
3 for post-drums-
Reviewer: Donnie L. - - August 8, 2008
December 5, 2011 Subject:
Sounds to me that this was downsampled from 48 khz sample rate to 44.1 and it developed artifacts. Listen to High Time where the clicks are quite noticeable.
June 22, 2011 Subject:
All right. show starts off real stron obviously. Did not feel it the rest of the first set. Then. The second set. Epic. Wow! Seriously one of the better late crazy fingers I have yet heard. But I'll tell you what gets this show into my hall of fame. Drums. Do this. Put on some headphones and listen to drums. I am at work right now, so i'm straight, but I seriously felt like I hadf a flashback there listening to this.
June 22, 2011 Subject:
Thank God for the Grateful Dead
....typical 92-94 set lists tho...I usually skip "Picasso moon" and Liberty for an Encore??? although... Help>Slip>Frank...is RIGHTEOUS..Dont care what year...and He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> The Days Between-> . I LOVE "Days in Between" ....That's the thing...in 93 We had no idea that any of these shows could have been "the last time" we would see them...I would still trade any concert today by any band for a chance to go to any GD show. I don't care how bad the set list or how zonked Jerry was or how many Vince songs there were. I did see this tour...In Vegas..100+ degrees..I still remember it was very spacey and it started sprinkling and a monsoon was rolling over into the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl...a black throated wind was coming to welcome the Boys...My wife was pregnant with my now 17 year old. I have a polaroid of her sitting on the floor in the Bowl pregnant. My Bro. James and his wife were there also...we were 20 yards or so on the bands left side...If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will...Thank God for the Grateful Dead.
November 27, 2010 Subject:
One of the Best Crazy Fingers
from '85 to '95.
August 5, 2010 Subject:
sting did not open up for the deer creek shows in 93. very nice llrain>hes gone...nice days between
August 3, 2010 Subject:
Sting didn't open these shows
Just an FYI. Good show. I thought the he's gone was nicely done. Cool H>S>F also.